A new technique enables scientists to use a pulse of light to control the activity of a single neuron.
A large array of electrodes can record the activity of neurons across a wide swath of the monkey brain.
A software package identifies bundles of nerve fibers in brain-imaging data, revealing connections unique to people with autism.
Watch the complete replay of Brian Scassellati discussing robotics for autism research.
The agency that oversees the drug approval process in Europe is moving to Amsterdam, gene editing gets its first human trial, and a tiny sensor detects even a few oxytocin molecules in blood.
A new trick involving a virus gives the CRISPR enzyme system the ability to edit the genome of a neuron more predictably than was previously possible.
A novel method allows researchers to rapidly generate stem-cell colonies with mutations linked to autism or other conditions.
The same techniques that generate images of smoke, clouds and fantastic beasts in movies can render neurons and brain structures in fine-grained detail.
Researchers have used transcranial magnetic stimulation to show that people with fragile X syndrome have weak ‘inhibitory’ signals, those that dampen neuronal activity in the brain.
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